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Council Member Sandi Nielson
Councilmember NielsonAbout the Vice Mayor
Tenure: January 2015 - December 2018
City Phone: 623-333-1912
Assistant's Phone: 623-333-1613

Sandi Nielson was elected in 2014 to serve on the Avondale City council in the capacity of Council Member. Her 4-year term began in January of 2015. In January 2017 she was selected by her peers to serve as Vice Mayor.

Vice Mayor Nielson has been involved in her community for many years. Since 2006, she has served as President of her neighborhood home owners association. She previously served as Board President of the Littleton Elementary School District Governing Board and has been on the school board since 2006. On the national level, she is currently serving on the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy Committee.

Sandi grew up in an Air Force family and comes from a long line of patriots. As a child she was a Girl Scout and received the First Class Award, now known as the Gold Award, the highest level award that can be achieved. As an adult, she received the Girl Scout Honor Pin and the Lifetime Membership pin as well. She has spent many years supporting Boy Scouts and overseeing Eagle Scout Projects for which she was honored in 2002 with the Silver Beaver Award which is the council-level distinguished service award.

Vice Mayor Nielson moved to Arizona in 1976 with her husband Curtis. He recently retired from a career as a Metallurgical Engineer. They called both Tucson and the mining town of San Manuel home prior to making Avondale their home in 2004. She and Curtis are the proud parents of four children and boast 15 grandchildren. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and volunteers regularly at the Phoenix Temple. She enjoys traveling and has visited many exciting countries including Brazil, Egypt and Scandinavia to name a few. She also enjoys spending time reading.

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